Panasonic TX-40CX400 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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Panasonic TX-40CX400
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has four HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE43J5500 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Marginally thinner Edit
Panasonic TX-40CX400 is 65mm thick, but the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV (1.9mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

9 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 43" TV. That's 3" larger than the Panasonic TX-40CX400 (43"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 300Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 100Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-40CX400 (300Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

29% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 20kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40CX400 (71kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

35% lighter Edit
Samsung UE43J5500 is 7.8kg heavy. That's 2.7kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40CX400 (7.8kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£70 cheaper
The Samsung UE43J5500 is £70 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-40CX400.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £17.40
The Samsung UE43J5500 is £17.40 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40CX400 over five years. Read more
More popular
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 21679 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 ranks No. 67469.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is "A".

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 40" TV. That's 3" smaller than the Samsung UE43J5500 (43"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 100Hz slower than the Samsung UE43J5500 (300Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

22% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 20kWh higher than the Samsung UE43J5500 (71kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

26% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 10.5kg heavy TV. That's 2.7kg heavier than the Samsung UE43J5500 (7.8kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£70 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is more expensive than the Samsung UE43J5500 by £70.
Less retailers
Only 10 retailers sells the Panasonic TX-40CX400, whereas 13 retailers sell the Samsung UE43J5500. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
21% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 are £100.95 which is £17.40 more than the Samsung UE43J5500. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 ranks No. 67469 by sales volume, however the Samsung UE43J5500 ranks No. 21679.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Samsung UE43J5500 has a rating of "A+".
3 Reasons Against
Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE43J5500 is two, but the Panasonic TX-40CX400 only has three USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 only has four HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

A little thicker Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a thickness of 66.9mm, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 65mm thick TV (1.9mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

20 months Ago 21 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 100.95
Purchase price £ 349.00
Total cost of ownership £ 449.95
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55
Purchase price £ 279.00
Total cost of ownership £ 362.55
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
101.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 300Hz
BEST
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
101.6cm 109cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HbbTV
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Dolby
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
2
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Port
4
BEST
3
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
1 24
BEST

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
Smartphone Remote Feature
 Smartphone remote feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
63W 51W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
91kWh 71kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 119W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
Energy Star Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certification

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
65mm
BEST
66.9mm
Weight
10.5kg 7.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
13.5kg 10.9kg
BEST
Package Dimensions
1085 x 740 x 135 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
271mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
593mm
BEST
616.2mm
Width (with Stand)
912mm
BEST
962.9mm
Height
532mm
BEST
561.3mm
Width
912mm
BEST
962.9mm
Packaging Height
740mm 645mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,085mm
BEST
1,200mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included 3D glasses
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1250A
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Technical Details

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Other Features
Ambient sensor Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Dimension
912 x 593 x 271 Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia
Screen mirroring Unknown - Click to provide data
Stereo Sound
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Power
20 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
HDMI 2
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro
Dimensions (WxHxD)
912 x 593 x 271 Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications
BBC iPlayer,Netflix,YouTube,App store: Panasonic App Store,Custom homepage,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
912 x 532 x 65 Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-40CX400B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 40 LED TV,Remote control,Fixing screws,User manual,AC power cable,Batteries Unknown - Click to provide data
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